Black manBlack man
Richard Morgan
627 pages
Read in 2008

Carl Marsalis, is a traitor, a bringer of death, a genetic freak and an unwelcome reminder of all that is dark in the human psyche - he is, in every sense of the word, a Black Man. And right at the moment he's beyond the UN's jurisdiction, banged up in a Florida jail for financing an illegal abortion. So when the US police call, Carl cuts a deal.
The 13s are genetically engineered alpha males, designed to fight the century's last conflicts. But men bred and designed to fight are dangerous to have around in peacetime. Many of them have left for Mars, but one has returned. Somehow he survived the journey to earth, and now a series of brutal slayings has erupted across America. Only Carl can stop him.